Resurrection ~ April 19

Resurrection

Resurrection ~ Returning to Original State

... we shall begin to learn the meaning of the word "resurrection,"
and the new age will begin to reveal its deep purpose and intention.

- Alice A. Bailey, The Reappearance of the Christ

In western civilization, the full moon in Aries is associated with the Christ’s resurrection from the Cross. We can transpose this symbolism into the broader scope of resurrection as it refers to the return to an original state by rising. The challenge is to be the Risen One and rise above fear, anger, doubt, pain, loss ... "Be not distracted."

To rise and return to our original state, we must surrender and sacrifice the tendencies of our earthly nature to our Divine Essence. We do this with an open heart, through trust and willingness, and an expectancy of Divine Union. "My will is Thy Will."

Esoterically, resurrection brings a focus on raising the vibration of matter into that of spirit. This spirit is the Christ within all of us, the "hope of glory." It is not about the individual life of even the most well-meaning, for it is only in group and with monadic consciousness that the great "rising" will take place.

Aries coincides with the Easter Festival, the great Christian festival of rebirth. The Crucifixion experience was meant to demonstrate the reality of “life more abundant”, not the focus upon death that has characterised the church’s interpretation of the event. The keynote of the new age understanding of this festival will be upon resurrection, symbolising the precipitation on Earth of a new kingdom in which all will be free from death and released from the cross of matter. Christ came to show us the nature of the “saved life”, to demonstrate the quality of the eternal self which is in everyone. And the lesson of the Crucifixion and the Resurrection is that the lower nature must die in order that the higher may manifest, and the eternal immortal soul must rise from the tomb of matter.
                                                              - Lucis Trust

Easter Festival ~ Mythology

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Our Work

The fact that the Christ is risen does not, on its own, change our world. The work is still before us, to respond with the discipline and sacrifice for the greater good. The Easter Festival gives us the Spiritual Power to do the work, to accept the discipline, and to make the sacrifice.       tedjrucker